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Program info

Estimated safety rating

 google photos backup.exe

google photos backup.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if google photos backup.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against threats.

Executable file path

 C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Programs\Google\Google Photos Backup\Google Photos Backup.exe

Normally, this application is found in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Programs\Google\Google Photos Backup\Google Photos Backup.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 52cff3274565013440e221a1dab75847.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the full set of features of modern PC processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Google Photos Backup

The description extracted from the file is Google Photos Backup.

File version

File version stored as a property


 Google, Inc

Author Google, Inc.


 © 2015 Google Inc.

Intellectual property rights notice © 2015 Google Inc..

Has valid windows


google photos backup.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to you.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


google photos backup.exe has a digital signature. Today most legit software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in google photos backup.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Google Inc

Digitally signed by: Google Inc

Issuer name

 Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA

Certificate's issuer name: Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA

Starts with windows


This program is registered to start when the PC boots. Yes

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.